Willie Mac Jr. is one of the more lowkey artists out of Detroit, but that doesn’t make him any less dope. His last tape Stop and Smell the Roses showcased his smooth flow and his calm demeanor. Where a lot of rappers are loud and urgent, Mac is laid back and quiet as if he’s rapping while he’s laying down. But he doesn’t sound lazy by any means.
Back To Cool is immediately thrilling if you listen to music at all because the first song samples Jaheim’s “Could It Be,” something I’ve never heard sampled. It’s subtle, but you get the point. The high point of the album is “No Underbossin’,” a song clearly about bossing up. This is the song where his flow is most relaxed, but also most fluent.
Keep it coming, Willie.